Thursday, 23 February 2017
Friday, 17 February 2017
Sunday, 12 February 2017
Slowly but surely Lovedrobe are starting to get more clothes in sizes 26 and above. They actually have a pretty decent selection of size 32 dresses in at the moment, which is always good news if you ask me. I'm a big fan of these style of dresses, where it looks like you're wearing a top and a skirt - I have a few older ASOS ones and it's something that Scarlet and Jo do extremely well too!
I liked the pale pink and black of this dress, because it is lovely looking without being too bright. I love bright colours don't get me wrong but I thought this made a nice change. It has a tiny little bit of netting inside the bottom of the skirt which I really liked too.
Size wise it was a tiny bit tight but I actually preferred it that way. I liked the shape it gives me and the fact that the skirt flairs out a bit is a shape I enjoy. If you're much bigger busted than me you might struggle or need to size up, if you're able to.
I have to share with you the dinner I had, at The Forest Pub in Feckenham - it was absolutely beautiful! I had this dinner washed down with a glass of really nice rose and to be honest with you I went home a very happy girl. I am by no means a professional food blogger but I would recommend this place if you're in the area, it was lovely!
What have you all been up to?
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Saturday, 11 February 2017
However, what I am hating most about this type of year is this stupid "winter virus" that is going around. Have you had it? Know someone who has?
Last week I spent 2 days pretty much wanting to do nothing but sleep - I figured I was just a bit run down and needed to catch up on sleep! However then one day I woke up with a very sore throat and a cough, which hasn't gone away since! I do feel a bit coldy, but in general it's mostly this annoying cough that is the biggest pain, I am pretty sure my work colleagues would agree with you!
The other night I actually laid awake with earache, which felt strange because that always strikes me as more of something that children suffer with. In desperation I started to Google for help and ideas and stumbled across The Independent Pharmacy.
I hadn't actually realised that it was so easy to get medicines and prescriptions online, but what a really good idea!? I know that personally, sometimes I am just too busy to go to an actual shop and buy stuff - which is probably why my online shopping habit has increased so steadily. So the fact that you can possibly get medicines online is a really good idea!
They have loads of sections for general health and beauty too, so you are able to get all sorts of items in one place - and they deliver it to your door, which always works well for me!
I've spent my week off dosed up on cold and flu tablets and drinking cough mixture like its going out of fashion, so I am hoping the end is in sight for this illness.
Hope you've managed to escape feeling too poorly!
Thursday, 9 February 2017
When going on holiday there are so many things to consider, from where you want to go, things you want to see and do, what your going to take with you, where you are going to stay, how much money you'll need etc but one of the last things people think about, if they think about it at all, is what if something goes wrong? and that is where jefferies-solicitors.com comes in. Among other things they cover holiday sickness and accidents. Not something you want to think about when you are planning time away but these things happen a lot more than we realise.
I believe the key to avoiding holiday disasters the best you can, is through preparation. Some eventualities we obviously can not prepare for but being prepared for what we can will give a lot of peace of mind. There are a few small things that can cause huge disasters when going abroad and these are the things we have control over and can plan ahead to avoid mishap.
Passport- know where your passport is at all times, check your passport is in date for travel to and from your destination, check any passport rules and regulations in your destination country prior to travel and check you have your passport at every stage of travel
Health- if you have any heath conditions inform your GP you intend to travel, get travel insurance and make sure you have enough of your prescription medication for the entirety of your trip and of course be careful while away, nobody wants to spend their holiday in hospital in a foreign country.
Money- inform you bank that you will be travelling (this one comes from experience) I had my card stopped and the bank calling me because they thought my card was stolen. Change your money before you travel as you will save money over changing currency at the airport. Budget for your trip and add a little extra for emergencies, it is so so easy to run out of money when you're having fun.
These are just my little tips from previous travel experience and even though they seem obvious and like very small things they can lead to much bigger problems once you're away. By planning and preparing before you travel you lessen the risk of things going wrong, leaving you to enjoy your holiday exactly as you should.
Friday, 3 February 2017
I don't want to make the post too personal or emotionally because I'm not quite at that stage yet, but what I will say is that when it comes to your loved ones getting the care they need, it's really important to research and make sure you choose the right place for them. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions, check procedures and even visit beforehand. At the end of the day, this new team of people are going to be taking care of the day to day care of your loved one, so you need to know that they are in safe and capable hands.
There are different reasons why you may need to put someone you care about into a care home, and it is never an easy decision to make. It's always an odd one, because even though you know in your heart that it is the right decision it's a really difficult one to make.
However, in my experience as long as you choose the care home the whole thing can be dealt with really well. It's actually a relief to know that someone you love is being cared for well and looked after properly, even when you are not there.
For us it was a thought process of "would we be happy here?" and when the answer was yes - that was the one we chose. However there is a really good online respite care guide that can help.
If you are ever in that position, just know that however hard it is - you're doing it for the right reasons.
Lots of Love
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